Name: Pedunculate Oak (also known as English Oak)
Scientific name: Quercus robur
Irish name: Dair ghaelach
Leaf/Needle: Deciduous leaf/Simple leaf
Height: 40 meters
Flowering: When 1st leaves appear in spring
Seed dispersal: Mammals and birds
Value to wildlife: High
Timber use: Construction, barrels, ships, furniture, firewood, floors.
Mythology: Oak was one of the more sacred trees to the druids
Ogham letter Dair (oak) D
7th consonant of the Ogham alphabet
9th month of the Ogham tree calendar
Classification in early Irish law:
Airig fedo (Noble of the wood)
Penalty for cutting one down, two and a half milk cows!